The Life of Bees

Bees are amazing insects by all accounts. As they go about their lives, it turns out that there are a number of patterns that we can study and use to learn about them and explore…

2 Colours, 1 Sequence

Sequences and patterns are a large part of what maths is really about. Here we are using 2 colours to generate a sequence. If we combine this with some of the ideas we used in…

Prime Colours Escape Maze

In these mazes, you need colours to start, colours to move and colours to escape. Prime Colours is a way of doing arithmetic just using colours and this is an example of one of the…

Colourithms

The puzzles this week are a form of cryptarithm. Cryptarithms use letters in place of digits to form a puzzle out of a standard arithmetical calculation. In this challenge, we’ll practice some of the techniques…

Colour Sequence and Chess Mazes

A Maze of Colours?  In this maze you need to follow a particular sequence of colours.  The first sequence is just black and white alternating.  And you need to move from one colour to another using…

Money, Money, Money

This week’s challenge is to do with money. Money is a strange type of measuring tool but it kind of works to measure some very important things to our society. It can be used to…

Area Puzzles

This week’s puzzles are a popular type of Japanese puzzle originated by Naoki Inaba. Use your knowledge of area calculations to solve them. Your calculations should only need whole numbers (even though some lengths or…

All aboard the Eurostar

Download or share all of these challenges with this pdf and let us know how you got on with it by tweeting using and start to see . If you would be interested in joining…

Jugs to Measure – more or less

Challenge On Boarding – measuring is comparing We compare things all the time.  From when we were very young, we look out for some things which are bigger or smaller.  We are interested in how…